Death penalty: Do you believe murderers can be rehabilitated?

  • Get real people

    Why are people so sanctimonious? Do you think you want to own guns because you plan on doing no killing if necessary? We all have the ability to kill. Don't pigeonhole each other. You can feel remorse and regret. You can change if you desire to. Those that don't can stay in prison. Those that do let them make a contribution to society get job's, pay taxes instead of sucking us dry by building more prisons and taking care of them.

  • It Depends on the Type but Certainly

    I believe that everyone deserves a second chance to make a proper way in this world. It might be hard to implement but a law involving the use of a hierarchy of murderers could help make rehabilitation of murderers more successful. The following is what I think a spectrum should starting with most likely to be rehabilitated: self defense (etc. Stopping muggers/rapists), impassioned/impulse killers (infuriated lovers), pre-meditated attempt (unsuccessful), pre-meditated (successful murder). I think killing more than one person (even before a conviction) should get someone jailed for life.

  • Some murderers Yes, some murderers No

    There are many types of murderers and killers with numerous factors affecting their behaviors and actions. Some murderers can be rehabilitated, some would never kill again without rehabilitation, some would kill repeatedly with or without rehabilitative intervention. Murders happen for all different kinds of reasons. What defines murder is determined differently for each state. All murderers are not from the same mold so how can you say that none of them can be rehabilitated? Example: What if they were very young while their brain was still developing and they were so immature when they murdered? Trusting the criminal justice system to effectively rehabilitate any offender of any crime is a whole different debate.

  • Some Murderers Can Be Rehabilitated

    While the statistics are low, some people who have been found guilty of murder can be rehabilitated. Often, this rehabilitation is very evident in their behavior, speech, and actions. For extreme cases the death penalty may be a viable option to serve justice, but some people can change after committing murder.

  • Nah bad idea

    Bruh this person just killed a dude. Ya think he won't do it again? He's probably fucked up in the head, he needs way more than rehab. Get him so morality maybe??? This person is a danger to society and a god awful person and I hope they rot in prison and go straight to hell when their time there is up. There are exceptions for self defense, however how do we prove self defense when there is no witnesses? This just proves how fucked up our justice system is. Idk man, if someone kills another person in cold blood I don't wanna have a chance of seeing them in the grocery store, cuz maybe Im next. Please do us all a favor. Keep these motherfuckers away from us. They'll probe escape rehab too cuz they insane.

  • No they can't.

    Do some research on Max Donaldson JR. Of Pennsylvania. He and another man was involved in the shooting death of a girl in the 70's. He did some time. Then, years later in 2000 he killed his wife and himself. So, I’m doing to say that murderers can not be rehabilitated.

  • No they can't.

    Do some research on Max Donaldson JR. Of Pennsylvania. He and another man was involved in the shooting death of a girl in the 70's. He did some time. Then, years later in 2000 he killed his wife and himself. So, I’m doing to say that murderers can not be rehabilitated.

  • If someone has killed one man it is as if he has killed the whole of humanity

    Once someone has done the act they need to be monitored as it is likely that they are disturbed in some way. The best way to do this is by keeping them in jail, especially if they have a mental illness.

    The money used towards rehabilitation can be used for something much more beneficial in the community.

  • Look at it from a British perspective.

    Murderers, in law have what's called 'mens rea' a Latin expression for a guilty mind. As well as this they have the 'actus reus' which means they have physically done the act. Putting both of these into perspective, I feel it's disagreeing with morality, that anyone could feel that people sentenced to the death penalty could be rehabilitated.

    Living in the UK, we live in a country where the death penalty was abolished and our system has suffered the recurring aftermath of this decision. Offenders re-offend. In the UK the minimum sentence for murder is 15 years, and it has been seen in many cases that people who were once convicted have gone on to offend once more. I know I am talking about the UK, but I know that if we accept the fact that rehabilitation could succeed, you will fall into the same trap that the British have.

  • It is not worth the risk

    Sure, every now and then a murderer CAN be successfully rehabilitated, but what about the others? Would it not be better to put down all those proven guilty beyond doubt with hard evidence than to let them free and risk innocent people's lives? If a murderer does believe that he can be rehabilitated, then it is a tragedy that he must die, but he must. He committed an atrocious act against the civilized world, why should he be given a second chance when his victim was not? Why should we risk another innocent dying when this man has already proven what kind of man he truly is? Put simply, I do not think those guilty of murder, especially multiple homicide, are truly psychologically capable of being rehabilitated, and those that are capable are too few and far between to be worth risking the lives of more innocents.

  • No, it is not worth the cost.

    No, murderers cannot be rehabilitated. The vast majority are too flawed in some way to have any significant benefit from rehabilitative efforts. Taxpayer dollars are limited and it is important not to put resources in places where there is unlikely to be a benefit. It is more important to spend on children's programs and education than on individuals who are unlikely to change their ways.

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